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Medications for Pruritus

Other names: Itching; Itchy Skin

About Pruritus:  1. Itching, an unpleasant cutaneous sensation that provokes the desire to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.

2. Any of various conditions marked by itching, the specific site or type being indicated by a modifying term.

Drugs Used to Treat Pruritus

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Lidozion B N Add review
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Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidozol B N Add review
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Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Locoid C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Locoid Lipocream C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Medi-Quik Spray B N Add review
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Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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NuCort C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Nutracort C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Pandel C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Pediaderm HC C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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pramoxine N N 5 reviews
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Generic name: pramoxine topical

Brand names:  Sarna Sensitive, Pramox, Prax

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Preparation H Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1% C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Procto-Kit 1% C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Procto-Kit 2.5% C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Procto-Med HC C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Procto-Pak 1% C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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ProctoCare-HC C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctocort C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctocream-HC C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctosert HC C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctozone-H C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Prudoxin B N X Add review
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Generic name: doxepin topical

Drug class: topical antihistamines

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Q-Dryl B N X Add review
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Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

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Quenalin B N X Add review
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Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

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Recort Plus C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Rectacort-HC C N Add review
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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Topics under Pruritus

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ICD-10 CM Clinical Codes (External)

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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